So this whole blog was started as a class project for my PR and Marketing class. One of the assignments was to make a video and add it to our blog. I have terrible stage fright and tend to say some pretty crazy things and look like a goober. Miss Alleigh and I chose to do our video in a news cast type setting and pretend we were news anchors. We discussed things such as the weather, cattle, the cattle prices, and the crazy Chipolte commercial that we have been talking about and analyzing in class.
First off the thing that I can’t believe I did was say, “Yes them cattle are pretty important!”. I mean come on, wow how silly could I sound. I chalk it up to the stage fright. But yes the cattle are very important, especially in Southern Missouri where I live. Cattle are the main form of livelihood for farmers along with hay. If you’ve never been to Southern Missouri, it’s hilly and rocky. Not the most suitable terrain for crops.
Ok the crazy Chipolte commercial that is on YouTube. It’s a very compelling commercial but very poorly portrays agriculture. I mean come on people get your facts straight. I know I look silly in my video and say goofy stuff but it’s true. The udders on the cow are underneath and between the back legs, not on the side. And the chickens in real life are not pumped full of stuff in commercial farms. I still have no idea what Chipolte was trying to sell in that commercial other than a game they have come out with for kids. But if you have no connection to agriculture, this would surely pull at your heartstrings.
I know this is just a brief overview of my crazy video where I look incredibly silly, but going back and looking at what all we talked about, the topics are very important. People need to be properly informed instead of just going with the mainstream.
Is there anything that you know of that people aren’t properly informed on?
At one time my family all said I had a petting zoo or a funny farm, they couldn’t decide which it was. And yes I have to agree with them I did. During the time I was getting my Associate’s Degree in college, I stayed at home and ran the farm. Mainly I had goats, lots and lots of goats, but I would occasionally get a sheep or two at a sale. But I also at any given point would have some pretty random animals at the house just because I could.
Just a tad too short!
One day I decided to take inventory on all the animals and see exactly what all I had. Boy was that a chore. When all the counting was done I came up with around 20 baby ducks, 2 pet yard roosters, 4 donkeys, 1 horse, 45 goats, 2 sheep, 5 dogs, and 1 cat. And this was just at my house. I still had 3 horses and 2 steers at my dads. Man that’s a lot of animals. It was interesting to be amongst all of them because each and every animal had their own distinct personality and always came to their name, and there was definitely a pecking order. Looking back I wonder how I managed to take care of everything, go to school and manage all the sales I went to.
This is one of the pretty boys I picked up one night at a sale. For two years I spent at least two nights a week in a sale barn buying or selling goats.
The awesome fort I built in the woods for the animals.
For now, done are the days where baby goats are banging on the back door ready for their bottles, roosters guarding my front porch, and even the dog herding the guard roosters around the yard. Now are the days watching the three horses I have left buck, run and prance across the field and watch the sun go down on my absolute favorite place in the world, my dad’s farm.
The good Lord above’s handy work.
I was pretty blessed growing up always on a farm or always having some sort of livestock. I’ve always had a love for agriculture, and knew that when I went to college that I would want to major in something agriculture related. Now that I’m finally getting my Bachelor’s degree, I finally settled on a major, agribusiness. I can’t wait to see where the good Lord will lead me with this new chapter in my life.
My faith and family are very important in my life. I’m the proud aunt of two awesome rowdy little boys and one beautiful little girl with another on the way! I can’t begin to describe the awesomeness that goes along with being an aunt. I have one of the greatest families that a person could ever begin to imagine. Theres nothing like family get togethers on the farm, especially in the summer when home made ice cream is being made.